Northallerton woman uses Government start-up loan to launch make up business (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Northallerton woman uses Government start-up loan to launch make up business
1:07pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A MAKE up artist has been able to set up her own business thanks to a Government start-up loan.
Claire Hartley, from Northallerton, received £4,000 from the Start-Up Loan fund, and used the cash to buy essential equipment for her business such as an airbrush, artist chair, insurance, membership to a beauty guild and to maintain her professional make up supplies.
She was also able to complete additional training to extend her knowledge and skills, such as eyebrow threading, to provide more for her clients.
She said: “I had to submit a thorough business plan to be reviewed by an expert and advisor, but I also received a lot of support and mentoring to give my business the best start.”
Ms Hartley works on a mobile, freelance basis as Claire Hartley Make Up, and specialises in bridal and special occasion make up, offering beauty treatments such as Xen Tan Spray Tanning, individual flare and strip lashes, facial treatments and pamper parties.
She added: “My background in the industry is in retail working for large cosmetic houses.
“I have undergone professional training in advanced make up techniques, spray tanning, facial therapy and in using Airbase – high definition airbrush make up which I absolutely love.”
For more information visit www.clairehartleymakeup.co.uk; Facebook.com/clairehartleymakeup; @chartleymakeup; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 07539-676940.
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